As a CARE centre member, you have access to our Supports Training & Access to Regulated-employment Services (STARS) program. This program supports Internationally Educated Nurses who have decided to settle in the province of Ontario.
◯ A dedicated Case Manager
◯ Language supports
◯ Exam preparation supports
◯ Settlement referral
◯ Observational job shadowing
◯ Employment supports
◯ Academic supports
◯ A one-year student membership to the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) or the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (WeRPN)
◯ iCELBAN assessment
◯ Unlimited case management support
◯ Mentorship opportunities with expert nurses in practice settings
◯ Permanent Residents of Ontario, Canadian Citizens, Convention Refugees, and Refugee Claimants who are eligible to work in Ontario
◯ IENs who have initiated an application with the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) or received a letter of assessment from the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
◯ IENs with proof of CLB 7 or higher, achievable through CARE Centre’s Language Assessment process
There is a one-time, non-refundable membership fee of $150 to join CARE Centre. Extra course and material costs vary depending on your individual action plan. Speak to a CARE Centre Case Manager about financial supports available to IENs.
If you meet the membership requirements, complete and submit the application form. A CARE Centre staff member will review and contact you.
The following approved websites will help you understand the timelines and process to become a nurse in Ontario.
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